The shows must go on!
With community events and large gatherings filed under “no longer allowed” in 2020, there are a few things still allowed to take place under the current guidelines.
The Fylde – once a place where just about every kind of event takes place – has now adapted to the current climate and is doing things in a different way.
Unfortunately, huge events such as the International Kite Festival and the 1940s weekend, have had to be cancelled, although the latter did have a presence.
But, as with all things during the pandemic, the community on the coast has come together to put on events to attract visitors – and will continue to do so until normality resumes (whatever that might be).
Staying with Charles Alexander Short Stay will allow you to explore all these amazing events – and the extra procedures that have been put in place to ensure your safety.
Venues such as Lowther Pavilion in Lytham have put on a number of socially-distanced events such as a drive-in cinema, while the recently reopened Lytham Hall have been putting on outside events in their huge grounds.
For the kids, Fylde Council have been putting on seaside events where they can explore the local beaches and find out the strange and interesting animals which inhabit there.
Here is a list of events still taking place (and links to book tickets):
Heritage Open Day – September 19 – various landmarks open for the day – COVID19 restrictions will depend on access, visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk for more information
Blackpool Illuminations shine from September 4 till January 3, more information at www.visitblackpool.com – all free!
Blackpool LightPool Festival – October 16-31 – free event!
Blackpool Pleasure Beach – open every day until October 31 and then weekends until December 13. www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com
OktoberFest at Blackpool Pleasure Beach – every Saturday until September 26, featuring traditional Bavarian experiences and Oompah Band!
Aladdin pantomime at Blackpool Pleasure Beach – November 11 to December 24
Ken Webster Hypnotist – Blackpool Pleasure Beach – every Saturday till October 31
Circus of Horrors – Blackpool Pleasure Beach – October 28 – 31
Blackpool Pleasure Beach Late Night Riding – September 26, October 24 and October 31.
Walk the Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach – September 18 and October 11 6pm and 7pm
Blackpool Tower Circus – open daily till November 8
Tower Eye Experience – open daily till October 31
Dinosaur Mini Golf – open daily till October 31
Madame Tussauds – open daily till October 31
SeaLife Centre – open daily till October 31
Blackpool Tower Dungeon – open daily till October 31
Blackpool Winter Gardens – visit www.wintergardensblackpool.co.
Lytham Lowther Pavilion – visit www.lowtherpavilion.co.uk for information about drive-in cinema events and other limited, social distancing performances
Discover Fylde also gives an events listings, visit www.discoverfylde.co.uk for information
* Charles Alexander Short Stay are not responsible if the above events are cancelled/postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions